​Teaching the pet owner how to train their canine companion and how to reinforce methods to encourage wanted behaviors. Correct selection and techniques for unwanted behaviors. Knowledge of how and when to redirect a behavior. Techniques and tools to control excessive jumping, mouthing, barking, etc.. High drive redirection/modification. We reward good behavior and redirect unwanted behaviors. From pulling on the leash to Aggression I can help you and your dog work through any issue. 


Puppy/Beginner Curriculum taught in your home (or park) $1200 for 5 sessions (sessions are about an hour). This includes unlimited calls and texts with questions, emergency visit- if needed, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation (see below) and a curriculum.

Puppy/Beginner upgrade package is $1500 for 5 private in-home (or park) sessions. This adds on Puppy/Beginner Group Class. 

Standard individual rate $250/session - 60-90 min

People Aggression (has bitten humans) - $250-$500/Session 

Maintenance Packages 3/$700, 5/$1200, 10/$2000

Group Puppy/Beginner Class

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Trio-Train - 3 dog/handler mini group

Dog obedience and manners informative course. How dogs learn, Potty Training, Crate training, Jumping, Focus, Sit, Down, Leave it, Take it, Drop it, Stay, Loose leash walking, Nutrition, How to read opposing dogs, Socialization and Introduction to heel. Class comes with curriculum sheet and the iSpeak Dog Training video. Dogs will be ready for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test after this course. 

First dog training class is always FREE. No obligation to sign up after the first dog training class. Dog training classes are held at Lantern Bay County Park in Dana Point. Check the "Classes" page for more info.

Cost for the 5 week course is $400.

Also can be taught via online video or FaceTime.

Welcome to the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you'll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Dogs who have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with-they respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and they fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. There are many exciting applications of this wonderful, entry level that go beyond the testing and certifying of dogs.

When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

You'll attend any puppy or basic training class at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

Your puppy will receive the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal (for display or memento purposes; not suitable as a collar tag). You and your puppy will be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. In addition, so that you can continue learning, you'll receive our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy package that includes:

- A beautiful, frameable certificate designating your puppy is in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records at AKC
- AKC Puppy Handbook, a valuable resource
- Discount to enroll in AKC Reunite, a 24-hour recovery service
- Ongoing Monthly Email Newsletter: Your AKC. This includes training tips and up-to-date information every dog owner needs to know. We want you and your puppy to continue learning beyond puppy classes

iSpeak Dog offers AKC Certifications 

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

 Introducing "Trio Training". This is a mini group dedication to working on leash handling around other dogs in a controlled environment.  All three dogs (and handlers) will be working on the same goal of reducing frustration when approaching and passing dogs. Frustration can be from wanting to meet, wanting to challenge, aggression, etc. ​

Prerequisite: An individual handling lesson or completion of beginner group class.  

Pricing: $150/handler

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

The Setting

All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.

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AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

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Private In-Home Training

AKC Community Canine

Intermediate/Workshop Group Classes.

Scheduling Private/Individual Lessons:

Every Saturday at 3pm I send out an email to all of my clients. In the email it tells when group class is, when the next pack walk is, and asks for your availability for the week for individual in-home lessons. I put people in my calendar based on location to minimize travel time between lessons. The cutoff to respond with availability is 3pm on Sunday. I send out google events to your email Sunday evening once I have time to organize the calendar. 

Focus based heeling. The class is a workshop that focuses on a bonding experience between the handler and the dog.  Further reinforcing the iSpeak Dog! teachings. Each dog is specific and that is what the class builds on. Every dog learns at different speeds so each dog and handler will have their own set curriculum designed for their level of training. Distance, Distraction, and Duration is the focus of the class. Dogs will be ready for AKC Rally/OB events after this course.

Cost for 5 sessions is $400

I have been training groups and private lessons since the early 2000's. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) recognize me as a "Professional" Member. I have been a professional handler and breeder of some of the top  Rottweilers in the United States and in Europe. I have spent a lot of time learning from the trainers while over in Europe. Dogs that I bred and owned have had titles in Schutzhund (protection), Therapy work, Herding,  Obedience, Breed Suitablility Tests, and numerous show wins and placements in the US and in Europe. I built and ran a dog resort (dog daycare, grooming, boarding, training and retail) that averaged 45 dogs a day over 10 years. My current Rottweiler is my 30th personal adult dog that i've had since 1998. 

My style of teaching is catered to the individual dog and handler. I specialize in canine behavior and explain how and why your dog does what it does. All dogs and all people are different so I train the handler/owner how to train and I condition the dog to understand it. I use positive motivational techniques to achieve the results you need. I train people on how to train their dogs!

If your dog is not doing what you are asking, you are having a problem communicating it correctly. I perfect dogs by correcting people!